Monthly Archives: October 2017

What’s happened in AI: October 17-24

Highlights this week include two major developments from Google, the emergence of Primer from stealth mode and the acquisition of nuTonomy by Delphi for $450mm. On the cultural side of AI, we’ve received news regarding plans for a Black AI workshop in December and another AI chatbot expressing offensive remarks. Personally, these are two examples… Read More »

What’s happened in AI: October 9-16

Lots of great activity this week. Notable developments include Alibaba’s reveal of its massive research arm, the UAE’s Centennial 2070 objectives and Marvelstone Group’s plans for the largest AI hub in the world to be built in Singapore. Company highlights/other Facebook launches two datasets to improve AI video analysis The Scenes, Objects, and Actions dataset… Read More »

What’s happened in AI: October 1-October 8

Partnerships SparkCognition and British Army Collaborate to Advance Artificial Intelligence Applications for Defense (10/4/17) The AI company’s Defense team will consult with the British Army on the role of machine learning in military applications and contribute to research on future military planning Policy & Regulation DeepMind announces ethics group to focus on problems of AI… Read More »

What’s happened in AI: September 2017

I’ve compiled a list of developments in AI from last month. List is by no means all inclusive, so if I missed anything feel free to let me know. Partnerships: IBM partnership with MIT (9/7/17) Partnership includes a $240mm investment in the “future of artificial intelligence” from IBM over a 10 year period Lyft and… Read More »